On Saturday, July 22, 2017, the Eckstrom-Columbus Library celebrated 40 years. The Library's Writer-in-Residence Marge Pellegrino led a journal-making, memory-writing workshop and guided participants through a group poem. This is the poem they wrote.
Memories of Eckstrom-Columbus Library
I remember my dad’s face lighting up as he came to Columbus to pick up reserves.
I remember working @ Columbus before the makeover! When we only had 12 public computers and there was no self-check or color printing!
I remember day and night dreaming in the large meeting room.
I remember Nyssa and the teen mystery party.
I remember thinking, when the library first re-opened that it was like winning the lottery because all the books and movies were new.
I remember when I got to do Oculus Rift with James.
I remember how the room would be filled with children’s laughter.
I remember how a couple of kids would hide in the corner and play Rock Band.
I remember the first Snack Attack!
I remember Instant Recess. I remember how fun it was.
I remember the hustle and bustle – all the chairs filled. Children and adults immersed in learning, reading, books.
I remember sitting and coloring with my daughter.
I remember Ryder helping get mods to play Minecraft.
I remember Samira and Julia giving henna tattoos.
I remember anticipating learning about more adventures, meeting new imaginary friends.
I remember coming here today and wondering what it would be like. It was fun!
Do you have memories of Eckstrom-Columbus Library? Share them in the comments!